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Risk of 'serious consequences' if non-COVID conditions unmanaged or untreated, warns College

09 April 2020

Commenting on the dangers of non-COVID conditions or illnesses being unmanaged or untreated during the COVID-19 pandemic, and urging patients who are seriously ill to seek medical care, Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has said:


College calls for temporary relaxation of medication rules for end of life care patients during pandemic

09 April 2020

Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "Patients rely on medication at all stages of their lives, but when they are at or nearing the end of their lives, the medication patients receive is vital to ensure they remain comfortable at what is often a very distressing time.


RCGP statement on updated advice on 'shielding' patients

07 April 2020

Commenting on updated advice on caring for vulnerable patients published by NHS England, Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "Thinking and evidence around COVID-19 is evolving at pace and guidance for both healthcare professionals and patients needs to be kept up to date accordingly. This is a challenge both for those developing the guidance and those expected to follow it.


GPs continue to deliver care to patients in care homes, says RCGP

06 April 2020

Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "GPs are committed to delivering the best possible care to our most vulnerable patients, many of whom live in care homes, during the COVID-19 pandemic.


New guidance provides much-needed clarity for GPs on PPE, says College

02 April 2020

Responding to new guidance on personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline clinicians, Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "It is crucial that healthcare professionals on the frontline of tackling the COVID-19 pandemic are confident that they are able to work as safely as possible.


RCGP clarification on the use of Roth scores in the assessment of patients with potential COVID-19

02 April 2020

The Royal College of GPs has been working with University of Oxford regarding developing guidelines for general practitioners during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Roth score was initially thought to be a useful approach to assessing patients remotely. However upon further analysis, it is not considered to have the necessarily reliability by itself.


Joint statement on advance care planning

01 April 2020

The importance of having a personalised care plan in place, especially for older people, people who are frail or have other serious conditions has never been more important than it is now during the Covid 19 Pandemic.


Community health and care leaders call on the Cabinet Secretary to take urgent action to protect those caring for the most sick and vulnerable during Coronavirus

30 March 2020

Organisations representing the community health and social care workforce across Scotland have today written jointly to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport to call for urgent action to be taken to protect those caring for the most sick and vulnerable within communities across Scotland during the coronavirus pandemic.


Covid-19 testing for frontline NHS staff will ensure GPs can provide care when they are well, says RCGP

28 March 2020

The RCGP has responded to the Government's launch of coronavirus tests for frontline NHS staff.


Royal Colleges call for rapid deployment of PPE and testing of workers across all levels of healthcare system

27 March 2020

Healthcare workers from domiciliary care to intensive care should be given the appropriate quantity and level of personal protection equipment (PPE) and rapid access to testing in readiness for Northern Ireland's Covid-19 surge.

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